UK & World News

  • 6 January 2014, 16:23

Finley Boyle: Girl Dies After Dental Procedure

A three-year-old girl has died after suffering brain damage during a visit to the dentist.

Finley Boyle visited Island Dentistry for Children in Kailua, Hawaii, with her mother Ashley on December 3 to get four root canals done.

According to court documents, she was given different drugs to sedate her but she then went into cardiac arrest.

The lawsuit claims she was left unattended for 26 minutes without CPR, leading to extensive brain damage.

Her family has said it will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Honolulu dentist.

Family lawyer Rick Fried told KHON-TV her death was "tragic".

He said: "I think the parents felt that Finley wouldn't want to live. I don't think anyone of us would.

"She didn't know she was alive basically."

:: Watch Sky News live on television, on Sky channel 501, Virgin Media channel 602, Freeview channel 82 and Freesat channel 202.

Advertisement